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Journals Ranked by Impact: Virology
 
Rank 2008 Impact Factor Impact 2004-08 Impact 1981-2008
1 Reviews in Medical Virology
(7.13)
Reviews in Medical Virology
(12.91)
Journal of Virology
(39.05)
2 AIDS
(5.46)
Advances in Virus Research
(11.82)
Advances in Virus Research
(36.21)
3 Journal of Virology
(5.31)
Journal of Virology
(11.50)
AIDS
(29.56)
4 Advances in Virus Research
(4.89)
AIDS
(11.32)
Virology
(27.92)
5 Antiviral Therapy
(4.11)
Antiviral Therapy
(7.85)
Progress in Medical Virology
(24.92)
6 Retrovirology
(4.04)
Virology
(7.01)
Journal of General Virology
(24.53)
7 Antiviral Research
(3.61)
Journal of General Virology
(6.92)
Seminars in Virology
(24.10)
8 Virology
(3.54)
Current HIV Research
(6.17)
Reviews in Medical Virology
(18.97)
9 Int. Journal of Medical Microbiology
(3.49)
Journal of Clinical Virology
(5.81)
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
(17.50)
10 Journal of Viral Hepatitis
(3.33)
Microbes and Infection
(5.73)
Journal of Medical Virology
(16.75)

 
The above table compares the citation impact of journals in a given field as measured over three different time spans. The left-hand column ranks journals based on their 2008 "impact factor," as enumerated in the current edition of Journal Citations Report®. The 2008 impact factor is calculated by taking the number of all current citations to source items published in a journal over the previous two years and dividing by the number of articles published in the journal during the same period--in other words, a ratio between citations and recent citable items published. The rankings in the next two columns show impact over longer time spans, based on figures from Journal Performance Indicators. In these columns, total citations to a journal's published papers are divided by the total number of papers that the journal published, producing a citations-per-paper impact score over a five-year period (middle column) and a 28-year period (right-hand column).

SOURCE: Journal Citations Report and Journal Performance Indicators.

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